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European Central Bank ends production and issuance of €500 notes / ECB website, 4 May 2016 + + + + + + Banknotes in circulation increased by 52% from 2011 – 2015 / Banco de Mozambique + + + + + + Number of US$ notes in circulation increased from 29.5 bn in 2010 to 38.1 bn in 2015 (+29%) / Website FED + + + + + + + + + Cash Becoming Obsolete as Digital and Contactless Payments Increase /, 12 October 2015

Reverse engineering analysis of banknotes


The core of this presentation is the reverse engineering analysis and its contribution to more counterfeit resistant banknotes. Main points of interests are positive and negative aspects of reverse engineering, possible strategies related to banknote specification and design, individual security features, and alternative forms of counterfeiting. The role of traditional and new threats (Internet based tutorials, vector graphics, machine readable features) is also discussed. Can current conventional printing techniques and design still be considered a sufficient barrier against counterfeiting, or have they become obsolete and should be replaced with applied security features?

World Banknote Summit 2018 in Frankfurt

The next World Banknote Summit will take place in the Westin Grand Hotel in Frankfurt from 24 – 26 September 2018.


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